The Bay Area Chapter of the Sierra Club has weighed in on the lethal National Park Service policy of keeping hundreds of rare, wild Tule elk inside a compound lacking adequate food & water.
Any zoo doing this, keeping animals from food & water, would be charged with criminal animal abuse. Only an outraged public can force the federal policy change needed to save these Tule elk from extermination – – again:
Written by retired Dept. of Interior attorney, Jim Coda. June 4, 2021.
EXCERPT: …tule elk are held captive behind an 8-foot-tall, woven-wire fence. 254 individual elk (47% of the population) died there during the 2012-2015 drought while the wild, free-roaming Drakes Beach and Limantour herds increased. We are now in another drought. The Seashore allowed another 152 elk to die in the Tomales Point enclosure last year.